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Rebecca C. Shankman

Ain & Bank, P.C.
Attorney, Mediator
1900 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-530-3300
Fax: 202-530-4411

Rebecca is a partner at the law firm of Ain & Bank, P.C.  Her practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including divorce, property distribution, alimony, custody and child support.  She is trained in Collaborative Law and is a member of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP).  Rebecca is also a trained mediator.  She believes that collaborative practice affords families a more civil and dignified way to work through their disputes than litigation allows.
Rebecca practices law in both D.C. and Maryland.

Rebecca is a past (2011-2013) co-Chair of the D.C. Bar Family Law Section Steering Committee.  She has been a contributing author of the Custody Section in the Domestic Relations chapter of the District of Columbia Practice Manual, serves as a guardian ad litem, as a mentor to other lawyers in the DC Bar Advocacy and Justice Clinic, is a volunteer at the DC Bar Advice and Referral Clinic and served as an Attorney-Negotiator volunteer in D.C. Superior Court.

In 2013-2015, Rebecca was selected to the Washington DC Rising Star Super Lawyers list.

Prior to joining Ain & Bank in 2004, Rebecca completed a two-year clerkship with Judge John M. Mott of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.  She received her law degree from American University-Washington College of Law (J.D., 2002) and her undergraduate degree in African-American Studies from Bates College (B.A. with Honors, 1997).

Professional Affiliations 

  • District of Columbia-Family Law Section (Co-Chair 2011-2013) (Steering Committee Member, (2009-2013); Litigation Section
  • AFCC-Maryland Chapter (Vice President 2015-current)
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County-Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association-Family Law Section
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

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